On 2nd September 2019, Epson launched all-in-one Expression Photo printers. The printers are capable of producing top-notch photos with 6-colour inks at up to A4 (XP-8600 series) and A3 (XP-970). Both printers have an interactive and user-friendly interface. The models are available from September 2019.
Insights on the features and pros
If you are looking for a printer that can produce superior photos then the all-in-one expression photo printers are the real deal for you. The features that it comes with are easily accessible. Moreover, both of the models offer mobile printing. The design is sleek and compact allowing for more space to be saved and the device goes with the theme of the house.
The 6-color Claria Photo HD inks have the potential to produce photos that can last for a long period of time and still look professional. The numbers suggest that glossy photos can last up to 300 years. It has a massive 10.9cm touchscreen. There is a memory card option that allows for pictures to be printed directly. The user can print onto suitable CDs and DVDs and a range of media including thicker photography papers (XP-970 offers up to A3) using the rear specialty media feed.
Both printers are equipped with Wi-Fi that allows users to print whenever and wherever they want. The integration of the printers with Epson’s free app allows printing photos and documentation straight from a smart device.
Some of the user-friendly features of both printers include:
- A4 auto double-sided printing
- The motorized output tray
- auto power on for convenience
- Compact, space-saving design
- Easy-to-use interface
- Individual Claria Photo HD Inks
- Mobile printing2 from almost anywhere
- Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct
- 10.9cm touchscreen
- Memory card slot
- CD/DVD printing
- A4 double-sided printing
- Dual paper trays and rear specialty media feed (XP-970 up to A3)
- Auto power on
- Motorized output tray
Mohamed Musa, product manager, Epson Europe, says, “Photography enthusiasts want the flexibility to print photos at home that match the quality of their DSLR camera. The XP-970 and XP-8600 series provide a fantastic solution as the 6-color inks deliver superior, long-lasting photos. As all-in-ones with a modern user interface, they’re also great for the whole family with our free mobile printing apps making it simple to print directly from smart devices.”
Pricing and Availability
The XP-970 and XP-8600 series are available from September 2019, priced at £229.99 and £129.99.